Cyanne Loyle

PRIO Global Fellow

Cyanne Loyle is an External Associate at PRIO.

Background

Cyanne E. Loyle, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University. 

Dr. Loyle’s current research focuses on transitional justice adopted both during and after armed conflict and the strategic use of justice processes in Rwanda and Uganda. 

She is an East African specialist and has done field work in Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as Nepal, Northern Ireland and Turkey. 

Dr. Loyle received her M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from Stockton University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Maryland. In 2014, she was a Fulbright and Leiv Eriksson scholar at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) and from 2009-2011 she was a visiting researcher at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Currently, Dr. Loyle is the Assistant Director of the Northern Ireland Research Initiative and co-creator of the Post-Conflict Justice (PCJ) and During-Conflict Justice (DCJ) databases. Loyle’s work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the US Institute of Peace.  

She was appointed PRIO Global Fellow in 2017.

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Publications

​Her research has been published with the Social Science Research Council, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Human Rights, Journal of Peace Research, International Journal of Conflict and Violence, International Interactions, Genocide Studies and Prevention and Global Public Health.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Loyle , Cyanne & Helga Malmin Binningsbø (2016) Justice during Armed Conflict: A New Dataset on Government and Rebel Strategies, Journal of Conflict Resolution. DOI: 10.1177/0022002716655441.
Binningsbø, Helga Malmin; Cyanne Loyle ; Scott Gates & Jon Elster (2012) Armed Conflict and Post-Conflict Justice, 1946–2006: A Dataset, Journal of Peace Research 49(5): 731–740.

Conference Paper

Binningsbø, Helga Malmin & Cyanne Loyle (2014) Justice during armed conflict from 1949 through 2011: A new dataset, presented at International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 26–29 March 2014.
Binningsbø, Helga Malmin & Cyanne Loyle (2011) Offers of Justice and Peace: Bargaining and Justice Processes during Conflict, presented at The Potential Role of Transitional Justice in Ongoing Conflicts, Minerva Center for Human Rights, Hebrew University, Israel, 14 November.